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. >> but they've created this environment for this to happen. what do you mean? that's a risk decision that companies are making for some reason they've decided they need to operate with massive and huge cash balances, okay? and for whatever reason, there have been an absence of investors like iron horn who said, give me back the cash. find a way to redistribute it. i don't know, bob, in terms of macroeconomic development -- >> i think some of the corporate cash comes from firms that have made money and they don't feel like taking risk in this environment. apple is the technology company and i can understand apple's view that they have freedom of cash on the balance sheet. some of this is complicated. some of the cash is overseas, they bring it home, thee incur some tax liability. cash on your balance sheet is freedom. it's freedom from bankers. >> we're going to slip in a quick break. bob, you're going to be with us for the rest of the hour. and i'm going to send it back to pebble beach and the one and only becky quick. >> when we come back, we're talking about putting money to work b
and challenging economic environment. our gross margins were the highest they have ever been. we had record cash flow at $1.3 billion. we had a very successful year and our aim is to carry that momentum into 2013. we will talk to analysts about our strategies and how we would like to do that. >> ty? >> i would like to ask mr. stockton a couple of questions that seem to me to be a possible head winds for your company. number one, are young children playing as much with what we would call traditional toys or are they substituting handheld devices and other electronics? that's number one. number two, for your business, are you heavily dependent, more than you used to be, on the success of other company's franchises, character franchises, whether it is disney or universal characters for your success. >> that's a great couple of questions. let me start with digital play. we track kids play all the time as you might expect since we are the largest toy company in the world. what we found is that traditional play is really unchanged. it is about 30 minutes a day. and it has been about that time for the
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